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  1. SANAA's Design for Grace Farms Blends Architecture with Nature
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    SANAA's Design for Grace Farms Blends Architecture with Nature

    On Grace Farms's pastoral plot of land in New Canaan, Connecticut, the River by Pritzker Prize–winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA takes shape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.19.14

  2. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Entertainer
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    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Entertainer

    We went shopping for stocking stuffers and scene-stealing gifts tailored to the entertainer in your life so you don't have to. Party on.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.18.14

  3. 6 Modern Lakeside Homes
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    6 Modern Lakeside Homes

    From a modernist icon to a New Jersey prefab, these six projects show that a body of water does a structure good.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.17.14

  4. Spruce Up Your Kitchen and Bathroom with These High-Tech Fixtures
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    Spruce Up Your Kitchen and Bathroom with These High-Tech Fixtures

    From hands-free flushing to auto-fill tubs and appliances connected to the Internet, the latest fleet of gadgets and gizmos will make your kitchen and bathroom state of the art.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.14.14

  5. Brazilian-Influenced Organic Modern Bathtub for Italian Company Agape
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    Brazilian-Influenced Organic Modern Bathtub for Italian Company Agape

    Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan gets in the product design game with a curvy, organic bathtub for Italian brand Agape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.13.14

  6. Six Striking Ceilings
    Rooms We Love

    Six Striking Ceilings

    Surfaces overhead get the royal treatment in these six residences spanning a renovated factory in upstate New York to a serene wood home in Japan.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.12.14

  7. Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter
    Product Reviews

    Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

    Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.14

  8. Modern Architecture Meets Screen Stars
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    Modern Architecture Meets Screen Stars

    While Cary Grant may never have set foot into Oscar Niemeyer's Casa das Canoas, he looks quite at home ironing a shirt in artist Federico Babina's "Archilife" illustrated series of structures from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.14

  9. 6 Kitchen Appliances to Invest In Now
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    6 Kitchen Appliances to Invest In Now

    Brew the perfect cup of joe, add counter appeal, and discover a growing trend in cooking methods with the new appliances in our roundup.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.14

  10. A 3-D Printed, Interactively Designed Lamp
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    A 3-D Printed, Interactively Designed Lamp

    LimeMakers, a Berlin-based 3-D printing start-up, wants to turn your photographs into a faceted lamp.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.07.14

  11. Shops We Love: Quitokeeto
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    Shops We Love: Quitokeeto

    It might be because Quitokeeto photographs its collection of earthy ceramics, sculptural steamers, vintage kitchenware, rare honeys (yes, rare honeys), and more against deliciously milky-white...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.06.14

  12. Inexpensive and Durable Material We Love: Laminates
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    Inexpensive and Durable Material We Love: Laminates

    With materials, one must often make tradeoffs among looks, maintenance, price, and functionality (we’re talking about you, marble). Laminates, on the other hand, are a highly durable solution at a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.06.14

  13. 10 Inspired Dining Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    10 Inspired Dining Rooms

    Ah, the holiday season—a time for warm spirits, an endless stream of guests, and to put your entertaining skills to the test. If you're hosting the big meal this year and have decided to upgrade...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.05.14

  14. Kitchen and Bath Trend to Watch: Warm Metals
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    Kitchen and Bath Trend to Watch: Warm Metals

    Warm metals have hit peak popularity in furniture and lighting—and now the kitchen and bath industry.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.05.14

  15. The Nest Thermostat's Improved Features
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    The Nest Thermostat's Improved Features

    In the realm of home automation, Nest Labs has been leading the way for new products. For the version 4.3 software update for its popular Learning Thermostat, the Palo Alto-based company has...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.04.14

  16. Bathroom Design Idea: Copper Color Scheme
    Rooms We Love

    Bathroom Design Idea: Copper Color Scheme

    Penny tile imbues a San Francisco bathroom with a sophisticated, spa-like feel.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    11.04.14

  17. 10 Creative Ways to Store Firewood
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    10 Creative Ways to Store Firewood

    So you're fortunate enough to have a fireplace or wood-burning stove at home, but where to place fuel for the flames? Look no further than our guide on carryalls and storage for kindling.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.04.14

  18. How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool
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    How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool

    There’s no denying the appeal of a seat at the bar; it’s where everybody knows your name, after all. As a design element at home, it offers a more casual and space-efficient alternative to formal...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.04.14

  19. A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf
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    A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf

    Two Detroit-based designers create a brilliant system that turns nearly any flat surface into a shelf or table. We go behind the scenes to see how the products are made.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.14

  20. A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area
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    A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area

    At SPUR, a new exhibition entitled Urban Cartography surveys map making in the digital age.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.31.14

  21. San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers
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    San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers

    Heath Ceramics is hosting "Under One Roof," an exhibition showcasing the diverse array of makers who have studios at its San Francisco outpost. Bet you didn't know that the ceramics factory is also...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.28.14

  22. Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget
    Finishing Touch

    Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

    In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.14

  23. How to Optimize Acoustics at Home
    How To

    How to Optimize Acoustics at Home

    You've shelled out for a top-of-the line sound system or sleek, modern speakers, but are you getting the best listening experience at home? If you haven't thought about how your furnishings affect...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.23.14

  24. A Modern Kids' Room with Custom Bunk Beds
    Rooms We Love

    A Modern Kids' Room with Custom Bunk Beds

    For a family with three young children, Brooklyn-based furniture company Urbangreen devised durable, modern bunk beds. In addition to incorporating two twin-size and two full-size beds into the 240...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.14

  25. 3M's Iridescent Dichroic Film
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    3M's Iridescent Dichroic Film

    The blue morpho butterfly’s wings are covered with layers of microscopic scales set at slightly different angles, so that when light hits the insect, its wings appear to change color along a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.20.14

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